Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran

Nonfiction / 15 Days

Naya Nuki was the fastest runner in her village. When she and her friend Sacajawea are captured by another tribe, Naya Nuki starts looking for a chance to escape. One night she gathers her possessions and runs for her life. This is the story of her amazing 1000 mile journey to find her people.

Captain Lewis records in his journal that on August 17, 1805 Sacajawea has an emotional reunion with her people and her childhood friend, Naya Nuki. This story for children ages 9 to 13 is packed with authentic information about Indian lore, survival skills, and the West before the white man.